Green Party condemns ‘tough on immigration’ rhetoric

Responding to Sir Keir Starmer’s comment “Read my lips – I will bring immigration numbers down” to the Sun on Sunday, Green Party Co-Leader, Adrian Ramsay, said: 

“Keir Starmer is falling into the same trap that the Conservatives have.

“Stoking division and adopting the anti-migrant rhetoric of Nigel Farage and Natalie Elphicke instead of welcoming the important role people choosing to work in the UK play.   

“People coming to live and work in the UK play an invaluable role in our health and care sectors. 

“Those who peddle this divisive rhetoric ignore this and instead feed a false narrative that it’s migration, not a chronic underinvestment in public services, that are stopping you from getting a GP appointment, a hospital bed, or the surgery you need.   

“This is just not true”.    

He continued,    

“Greens in contrast reject this false divisive rhetoric.    

“We are offering real hope and real change at this election.    

“Only the Greens offer the investment in jobs, infrastructure and public services fit for the future to fix our broken frontline services.  

“Voters know that the Greens will never blame people from other countries for the years of underinvestment and economic mismanagement by the Conservative Government.”

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